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Bruce Castle Museum celebrated the work of pioneering Tottenham chemist John Eliot Howard FRS (1807-1883), whose scientific discoveries were pivotal in the fight against malaria.

John Eliot Howard FRS and his brother Robert Howard, the sons of Luke Howard FRS (1772-1864) - known as the 'Father of Meteorology' -  were amongst the founding members of Brook Street Chapel in Tottenham. This historical building opened in 1839 as a chapel for local Plymouth Brethren. This unique tour presented the fascinating history of the chapel and its community work - what it does today, as well as over the past two centuries.  

The talk and tour was organised to accompany Bruce Castle Museum's exhibition in celebration of John Eliot Howard FRS. The exhibition will run from 16 July 2017 to 1 April 2018.

Local Heroes

This event was held as part of the Local Heroes grant scheme, designed to engage audiences with the influence of science and scientists on local communities across the UK. From Orkney to Plymouth, 15 museums and galleries will reveal stories of scientific brilliance from across the ages. 

Read the full list of awarded projects.

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